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Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcake

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One of my husbands favorite things is Oreo’s, so this was inspired by him.  To make it easier and because I was adding so much anyways I used box white cake mix which simplified a lot and you couldn’t tell, Did I mention there is an actual cookie in the middle of the cake? That is my kind of recipe, especially when I don’t have a lot of time.

Cookies and Cream Oreo cupcake

Cookies and Cream Oreo cupcake

Here’s what you need:

White or Vanilla box cake mix (I used duncan hines)
Ingredients called for on the box mix
Oreo Cookies (2 1/2 per cupcake)
Buttercream Icing( you can use the store bought kind or make your own, There are plenty of butter cream recipes out there, I used Wilton Buttercream)
2 Hershey cookies and cream bars

Here’s how I made them:

I mixed the box mix with the ingredients called for, pretty basic
I put cupcake wrappers in the pan, I used white since it goes with the oreo theme, although you can use any color or none at all
I then filled each 1/4 full
Add a tasty oreo cookie
Continue filling with mix until they are about 3/4 fill
Bake according to directions on box

While I was waiting for them to bake, I made my icing, and I added a little extra water to make the icing thinner.  Then I put 1/2 oreo for each cookie in a Ziploc bag, then came the fun part, crushing the cookies, I like to throw them around a bit and smash them with my hands although I am sure you could also blend or process them until they look like crumbs, how crushed you want them is totally up to you

When cupcakes are cool, add icing, I used a spoon and kind of just spread it around nice and thick.
Sprinkle on some oreo crumbs
add 1 oreo cookie and 1 section of your cookies and cream bar

Eat your cupcake, or take a picture and show it off to your friends Enjoy!

Low fat Low Cal Chocolate Cupcakes

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I am not feeling well today, double ear infection, and tired, but I did want to get a post out, and maybe If I am feeling better tonight I will post something else, For now I wanted to show you a quick easy way to make low cal low fat cupcakes, that taste just as good as full fat cupcakes(I promise) unless you seriously miss icing and then there might be trouble 🙂 My family at the crap out of these and none of them like one of the 2 ingredients so give it a try, you might be surprised

You need only 2 ingredients (If you want you can also add powdered sugar or cool whip to the top in place of icing)
A can of soda, and a box of cake mix
For this I used Diet coke, and Mrs Fields Chocolate cake mix
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If you are completely against diet soda, using regular soda would still make them low cal and low fat, just a few more calories but when you separate it into servings it’s not bad

Because I used a smaller cake mix I only needed half a can of diet coke, If you use a regular box cake mix you will need the full 12oz can

Here’s what you do:
Mix the cake mix and the diet coke(Do not add the ingredients called for in the cake mix)
Pour into lined cupcake tins and bake at the same temperature called for on the box about 2 minutes less than what is called for on the box until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted

I chose to sift a little powdered sugar on top of each cupcake and they were delicious

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Enjoy!

These recipes are all over pinterest so I honestly have no idea who came up with the idea originally, but if it was you please tell me so I can tell you how much I love you!

Memorial Day cupcakes

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What is more fun on memorial day than red white and blue cupcakes, okay so maybe there are a lot of fun things on Memorial day, but these are still pretty awesome!

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To make these festive cupcakes here’s what ya need:

1 box of white or vanilla cake mix(and ingredients to make it)
blue and red food coloring
I made my own buttercream icing but you can also used canned vanilla, or buttercream icing
red and blue sugar

If you want the icing to look like this you would need an icing decorator bag, coupler, and a star tip, but you can put the icing on top however you feel comfortable

cupcake wrappers if preferred

Here’s what ya do

Prepare cake mix according to directions, but don’t bake yet
Seperate into 3 bowls
Dye one bowl of mix blue, 1 red and leave 1 white
now layer them into the cupcake tins I chose to do red, then white, then blue
Bake according to box mix instructions, or until a toothpick comes out clean
allow to cool, ice cupcakes(to get my effect I used the star tip and swirled it like an icecream cone) and top with the red and blue sugar

ENJOY!